Whenever I think about the “perfect day” I always think of the movie Groundhog Day where after a perfect date with Phil (Bill Murray), Rita (Andie MacDowell) exclaims, “You couldn’t have planned a day like this. ” and Phil answers, “Well, you can. It just takes an awful lot of work.”
That is true about perfect homeschool days, too. It takes an awful lot of work.
The perfect homeschool day always begins (after a full nights’ sleep – because the family got to bed on time as printed in your perfect schedule that you created with great graphics and is laminated and posted in your house) with a cuppa and personal devotions followed by Morning Meeting.
I don’t remember where I first heard about the idea of Morning Meeting time but I mentioned it in a post here, so I know I’ve been doing it since 2008. The concept is simple – you gather your students together at the start of the day and have a word of prayer, maybe sing some songs, discuss family issues, the day’s schedule, etc. It varies from family to family. It’s just a nice bonding activity and a great way to start the morning.
This year I want to keep a Morning Meeting Notebook to collect all the topics we cover throughout the year.
In the meantime, here are some ideas for Morning Meeting gathered around the net ~
Circle Time/Morning Meeting explained
Ideas for Families
“For younger students, you might want to call the meeting “Circle Time” or “Morning Meeting,” and for older students you may want to call it “Advisory Group” or “Circle of Power.”
Great Photos and Schedule
CALENDAR WALL ETC FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS
AWESOME meeting board for younger kids would work excellent for Saxon Math.
Morning Time Routine
Charlotte Mason and Classical Ideas
It took me about 2 hours but after much blog reading I FOUND it – the blog post that inspired me to do Morning Meetings. This is my kind of woman! This is where I first discovered the concept of Morning Meetings – http://morningtimemoms.blogspot.com/2008/09/charlotte-mason-day.html
For some reason I was thinking it involved praying for missionaries daily – like choosing a missionary to pray for daily and/or reading one of those verse paper bread cards on the loaves of bread like the Christian book stores sell?
Another reminder my memory “ain’t” what it used to be. 🙂
OK, I’ll leave you with this Pinterest link to inspire you!
Does your homeschool have a Morning Meeting?
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